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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi can anyone help me...

I have a 2006 Mini Cooper and recently I've been keeping a closer eye on my average fuel consumption. I usually do about 350 miles a month which is almost a full tank (i usually have another 60 miles left before I fill up).

Now my question...My on-board computer ALWAYS says my average consumption is 37.1mpg, even though recently I've been making an effort to drive more economically. Is this figure the average of the whole time I've had the car or just of the current journey? (i.e since the engine has been on).

Do these figures sound good compared to others of you with Coopers?

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That will be since you last reset the MPG calculator.
To reset - have the MPG on screen, push and hold the trip button down until it zeros.


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Ah ha, so that is my average from the last 2 and a half years?!

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Would assume so, which is pretty high, i average 26mpg
Its the same reset principle for the others (except temp obviously!)

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I average about 34 in a pretty standard 55 mini one. I get a poor figure because a lot of my journeys are only a few miles so the engine never really warms up properly
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Our MCS convertible is currently showing 25mpg, the wife uses it for work, which involves lots of 'urban' driving so I suppose it's not too bad. Plus we live at the top of a hill and it's hard not to nail it going up home
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My '52 MCS averages between 34 and 38 depending on how much of it's time is on the M4. I use vPower all the time, it's more economical and the car runs soooo much better.
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my MCS in the short time that i've had it averages 34.4 which is pretty good i think, as my wife cooper averages 32.4 but she has slightly shorter journey times than me. I think the extra gear helps on motorways too
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Our MCS convertible is currently showing 25mpg, the wife uses it for work, which involves lots of 'urban' driving so I suppose it's not too bad. Plus we live at the top of a hill and it's hard not to nail it going up home
I have an 08 MCS convertible and avg. 24.6. I noticed that i can get 28 when i drive with the paddle shifters. You can save fuel if you use the paddles wisely.
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